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Stabbing at O2 – Teen boy injured and three taken into custody after knife attack ahead of K-pop gig with band ATEEZ | The Sun
A TEENAGER was stabbed at London's O2 Arena hours before a K-pop gig.
Police raced to the venue, where South Korean boy band ATEEZ are performing tonight, at around 2.45pm today.
A youngster was found with knife wounds outside Cineworld and was rushed to hospital.
Three boys were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and taken into custody.
The cinema remains closed but tonight's concert is going ahead as planned and nearby shops, bars and restaurants are open as normal.
Music fans and other visitors are urged to take extra care if travelling to the area.
An O2 Arena spokesperson said: "This afternoon there was an altercation between a group of individuals in Cineworld at the O2 which resulted in one of the individuals requiring medical attention from the emergency services.
"Cineworld at the O2 will remain closed for the rest of the day.
"The rest of the O2, including outlet shopping, bars and restaurants and attractions remain open.
"Tonight's arena event is going ahead as planned."
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London Ambulance Service added: "We were called today (February 22) at 2.44pm to reports of an incident in Peninsula Square, Greenwich.
"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, two ambulance crews, and members of our tactical response unit.
"We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
"We treated a teenager at the scene and took them to a major trauma centre as a priority. The incident is ongoing."
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